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This was supposed to get done for Thanksgiving Day but I sort of got distracted. B was off Thursday and Friday so I wanted to fully enjoy his time off and enjoy our little family. Lesson learned- write ahead of time!!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Ours was very low key with just the 4 of us.  I enjoyed less stress but I missed our extended family.   I still want to share my final thankful post. First, I am so grateful to be a mommy.  The journey getting here was not easy for us and I am always amazed that there are 2 little boys I get to love. I always cry on their birthdays and on Thanksgiving because I am just so thankful and feel so blessed.  I am also thankful for B! He provides the fun, adventures,  is a great dad, and works so hard for our family.  Life with him is easy, exciting, and when we do encounter hard times we always lean and work together. I am so lucky to have him in my life! He goes along with my hair brained ideas, always changing dec

What’s Up Wednesday:11/25/2020

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  Today, I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay to share a little bit of what's been going on around here. These are always so fun to read!  What we’re eating  Monday - Bertolli Chicken Carbonara, Caesar salad, and French bread  Tuesday-  Jollof rice (made by my sweet neighbor) and ground beef  Wednesday- ? Thursday- Thanksgiving menu (steak, broccoli & cheese, corn, rolls, and pecan pie) The rest of the week ??? What I’m reminiscing about I’m sure we are all thinking of Thanksgiving’s past. Definitely missing family but trying to think of the bigger picture where we need to stay safe and keep the numbers from rising. Our plans changed and each family is staying at their own home.  What I’m loving The Target sweater I shared last week!  It is beautiful and I love it!  I wore it on Monday for D’s check up.  If you are looking for sweaters, Target has some great ones at amazing prices. Buy now!!  What I’ve been up to Purging toys and clothes. We are donatin

Friday Favorites: 11/20/2020

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Hi, Friends!!  How in the world is Thanksgiving next week?!  It’s unbelievable! I am joining Erika and Andrea for Friday Favorites.  ONE: I sort of departed from Christmas movies this week and started watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. Y’all, it’s so GOOD! I don’t know anything about chess but now I want to learn and play just like Beth. And dress like her too! I just realized that there is a book, The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis. Now I am going to have to read it.  TWO:  Somehow I completely forgot about these. Pillowfort mug I picked these up for the boys as a stocking stuffer. I am probably more excited than they will be but I can't wait to see them drinking milk and hot cocoa. So cute! I did read some reviews about the letter smudging but for $2, I am not expecting them to last forever.  THREE : Here’s my mini gift guide! These are things that will be in my stocking or under the tree.  Kitsch masks   Necklaces - for layering AND this  Indoorsy tee These Golden

Thankful Thursday: 11/19/2020

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 It’s time for another Thankful Thursday!   I am a little late posting but I knew who I wanted to highlight this week. I am so thankful for my mom!!  She is “my person” and the heartbeat of our family. When I was younger, I never realized how much she gave up so I could have. She supported my interest in dance, cheerleading, band, and countless other things.  She guided, encouraged, and pushed me to help me be who I am today.  Even now, I call her crying with a newborn and she tells me I can do it. I call her crying with a 3 and 1 year old and she talks me through it.  When we need her, SHE is the only one who drops everything to come and help.  Now the boys are getting to feel that love from Mama R.  We are all so lucky to have her!  Thank you for everything, Mama!  -A-

Tuesday Talk: Easy Turkey Craft

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Hey everyone!  I’m joining Ashley and Erika for their link up.  The boys and I made a turkey craft and it was SO easy and SO cute that I wanted to share. The best part is you probably already have everything you need at home.  The original idea came from here .  Materials Needed:  Paper plate Construction paper or card stock paper Glue Black Marker Scissors  Directions: 1. Cut various colored paper into squares.  2. Cut a turkey body using brown paper, cut a red waddle, and orange beak. Save these pieces for later.  3. Put glue on the paper plate and let your little one stick on the “feathers.” 4. Next draw eyes on the brown rectangle.  5. Glue on the waddle and beak. I kept our turkeys simple and did not add legs like the original. Also, I split the craft into 2 days by gluing feathers one day and then adding the body the next. I just love how colorful they turned out. Gobble, gobble!  Hope you have a wonderful day!   -A-

Friday Favorites: 11/13/2020

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This week seemed to D R A A A A A A A G for me! Anyone else? I would look at the clock and only a few minutes had passed so I am thrilled we finally made it to Friday! I am joining Erika and Andrea for their link up today. Grab your favorite drink and get ready to fall in love with some items from Target.   It’s an add to cart kind of day! ONE:   Last week I mentioned this bin and just wanted to follow up.  Would it be weird to call it "life changing?"  Y'all seriously, I don't know why it took me so long to figure out that THIS is what we needed for all the toys. It was so easy to assemble and I love that we can see where everything goes. I plan to organize C's room this weekend so I may have to find any excuse to buy another. Please notice that little basket we previously used sitting empty.   TWO: More Target goodness!!!  I sort of stumbled upon these next 2 items when I was looking for a shirt to wear for our family pics. They both came in yesterday and I love

Thankful Thursday: 11/12/2020

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Last week was my first post Thankful Thursday and it's time for another. Why did I want to do this? Well, I used to be so busy with work and have never participated in the 30 days of gratitude that most people do on FB.  So, I decided that I needed to  take the time to be grateful for the big and little things this month.  This week I am thankful for the memories I am creating with the boys since I resigned from my job.  It hit me on Monday morning when we went for a walk.  D was in the wagon and C was on his bike  It was just perfect and I was so grateful to be with them.  There are some hard days when I am the meltdown manager, handling all the mom duties, and just trying to survive.  So, to find a little peace and calm this week has been amazing for my mama heart!   Some other special moments this week: more sidewalk chalk, picnic at the park eating homemade cookies, and having lunch outside. We may not be doing a whole lot of pre-academics but we sure are creating lots of fun m